Tuesday, December 4, 2012


So I haven't updated in awhile because there hasn't really been anything to write about. I've been cooking a bit, but not really taking pictures. I didn't get much of anything made from my fall baking list. I did, however, actually make an entire Thanksgiving feast since I didn't get to go home. I was too busy trying to get everything made and my apartment cleaned that I didn't get pictures of anything. It was just me and a couple of friends from work who didn't make it home either. I made a turkey breast and some turkey legs (since a whole turkey seemed like a little much for three people), stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, rolls, pecan pie, and pumpkin pie. There were way too many leftovers, but it all came out really well, and I was pretty proud of my first Thanksgiving on my own!

Christmastown at the park is up and running. It was a rough push towards the end, and lots of 16-hour days, but it all looks amazing. You should probably come to the park and check it out.

^ France! The "Noel" has colored lights now, I just haven't gotten a new picture. I helped create the fleur-de-lis snowflake. I think it's pretty cool.

 ^ Escape from Pompeii. Normally it's a big log flume-type ride, but for the winter, the water is all drained and the basin and ramps are covered in net lights and the building is covered with hundreds of strings of lights. I helped do all of this!

^ Peace on Earth, on the train bridge over the river. Despite being one of the projects that I was looking forward to the most, I didn't actually get to work on this, but it's still pretty cool. 

^ Outside of Festhaus. The trees, snowflakes, strings of lights... everything is connected with data cable and it's all a big light show that goes with Christmas music. It's incredible, and I helped to do all of it. :-)

^ Oh, yeah, and there are penguins in France. I have nothing to do with these, but they're adorable!

So that's just a smattering of some of the stuff in the park. I haven't gotten pictures of everything that I worked on. I'm hoping I get a day off while the park is open in the next couple of weeks so I can take a real camera and get some good shots. I'm also dying for some peppermint-fudge hot chocolate, and a s'more. That's right, there are stands that sell s'mores. That alone is incentive to go!

Despite having worked on putting up Christmas decorations for the past month and a half, I've found the ambition to get a couple of things up in my apartment.

I have some more that I want to get up, and I want to go to Christmas Mouse and get a fancy wreath for my door. It's beginning to be festive, though, so I'm happy!